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School bus driver shot at by bike-borne assailants in UP’s Shamli

The bus, which had 34 children on board, was stopped by four persons on two motorcycles and when the driver got down, they shot at him, the officer said.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2018 11:43 IST
Press Trust of India
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A driver of a school bus, which had 34 children on board, was shot at by unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, police said on Tuesday.
A driver of a school bus, which had 34 children on board, was shot at by unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, police said on Tuesday.(AFP File Photo)
         

A driver of a school bus, which had 34 children on board, was shot at by unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday near Jatbhaneda village. The bus was carrying the children from Maharaja Surajmal Public School to their homes, additional superintendent of police Shalok Kumar said.

The driver was admitted to a local hospital in serious condition, he said.

The bus was stopped by four persons on two motorcycles and when the driver got down, they shot at him, the officer said.

Police are trying to identify the assailants. The cause behind the attack is not known, Kumar said.

First Published: Aug 28, 2018 11:43 IST